BTN Voting Ages

Facts:

  1. Things you can do when your 16 are drive, join the army, donate blood,
  2. You need to be 18 or older to vote in Australia
  3. In the 2014 elections about 400,000 18-24 year olds didn’t vote.

 

 

Understandings:

 

  1. Some people want 16 and 17 year olds to vote so they can understand and get more into politics
  2. It’s a big responsibility to vote which is why some teens don’t want to.

 

Question:

Would teens take voting seriously?

 

Summary text:

The BTN that I did was Voting Age. It was about the debate about if 16 and 17 year olds could vote. The things I learnt were that when you turn 16 you can drive join the army and donate blood. I also learnt you need to be 18 and older to drive and finally that in the 2014 election around 400,000 18 to 24 years olds broke the law by not driving. I understood in the video that the people who wanted teens to vote think that it could help them get more into politics, I also understood that some teens don’t really want vote because it’s a very big responsibility. A question I have about the video is if teens would take voting seriously. I understood that some of them didn’t want to but I would wonder if right now it was legal to vote at 16 years and up would teens be silly about it?

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